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Improve Your Pronunciation: 3 Spanish Movies to Watch Now

Improve Your Pronunciation: 3 Spanish Movies to Watch Now

Becoming fluent in a new language can feel quite daunting, especially when you're trying to translate in your head first! Read on for some great tips to increase speed and pronunciation from instructor Giulia M...   I have been teaching Spanish, Italian, and English for a number of years. I am Italian, which means that two of the three of the languages I teach are not my native one. I understand the challenges students encounter while learning a new language since I've been through th … Read More

Improve Your Pronunciation: 3 Spanish Movies to Watch Now
Becoming fluent in a new language can feel quite daunting, especially when you're trying to translate in your head first! Read on for some great tips to increase speed and pronunciation from instructor Giulia M...   I have been teaching Spanish, Italian, and English for a number of years. I am Italian, which means that two of the three of the languages I teach are not my native one. I understand the challenges students encounter while learning a new language since I've been through th
4 Ways to Put Your Spanish into Action in Your Community
Want to take your Spanish beyond the books and classroom? Here, Honolulu tutor Jinan B. offers some ideas to volunteer in Spanish and other ways to share your skills with your community...   Spanish has special significance in the United States, as it is widely spoken by people from a variety of Hispanic and Hispanic-American cultures. One of the great things about learning Spanish is that you can practice the language and improve your fluency while actively in your community. The fol
10 Famous Japanese Expressions (and What They Really Mean)
Famous Japanese quotes, sayings, and idioms are fun for beginners to learn and practice. You're probably already familiar with the many idioms in English, such as "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" and "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." Using such phrases in everyday conversation will help you sound like a native Japanese speaker, but you have to be sure you're using them in the right context and setting. Here, we'll share 10 famous Japanese quotes and the meanings behind
31 German Vocabulary Words and Phrases for the Summer [Infographic]
The summer is fast approaching. Below, German teacher Noel S. shares some common German vocabulary words and phrases associated with summer. Practice these words and phrases throughout the summer, and come fall, you'll have a long list of vocabulary words memorized... For many people, summer ranks as the best season of the year. After all, what's better than sunshine, BBQs, and fun outdoor activities? Just because school is no longer in session, however, doesn't mean that you can let your Ger
Part IV: How to Conjugate the Imperfect in Spanish
As you learn Spanish, imperfect conjugations are bound to come up. Learn how to handle them and improve your Spanish grammar knowledge in this post by Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N...   As you probably already know, conjugation is crucial to learning Spanish! As we get to this fourth post in my conjugation series, you may be pleasantly surprised when you realize that it's all about mastering patterns and formulas! By now, you have come a long way; you know about conjugating basic S

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